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Grateful Dead Hour no. 1397

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Week of June 29, 2015

Part 1 25:47
Robert Hunter, Sentinel
AN AMERICAN ADVENTURE

Part 2 29:46
Grateful Dead, Live Dead
DARK STAR (Studio version)
Grateful Dead, Live Dead
DARK STAR

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, announcing On Broadway: Act One, the first installment in a new archival series celebrating the Jerry’s magical 13-night run on Broadway. On Broadway: Act One – October 28th, 1987 presents three previously unreleased complete sets – matinee and evening acoustic sets from the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band plus the evening electric set from the Jerry Garcia Band. On Broadway: Act One is currently available on jerrygarcia.com.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.​ Former Jefferson Airplane members Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady perform blues-rock as Electric Hot Tuna on July 18 with legendary country-rock band New Riders of the Purple Sage. On Saturday, July 25, music lovers can enjoy colorful classic rock with Deep Purple. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1396

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Week of June 22, 2015

Part 1 18:35
Grateful Dead 3/1/70 Family Dog on the Great Highway, San Francisco CA
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
I KNOW YOU RIDER
UNCLE JOHN’S BAND

Part 2 37:25
Interview: Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay
Donna Jean
AMERICAN BEAUTY
Grateful Dead, The Closing of Winterland
FROM THE HEART OF ME
Grateful Dead 6/24/73
YOU AIN’T WOMAN ENOUGH TO TAKE MY MAN
Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff Mattson, Back Around
DARKNESS, DARKNESS
Grateful Dead, Sunshine Daydream (8/27/72)
SING ME BACK HOME

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Netflix, presenting The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir, a revealing look at Bob Weir and the Grateful Dead, chronicling Weir’s wild ride from founding member of the band to rock icon status and his friendship with Jerry Garcia. The Other One includes rare archival concert and behind-the-scenes footage, plus interviews with fellow band members, relatives and Weir himself. The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir is now streaming on Netflix.

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, announcing On Broadway: Act One, the first installment in a new archival series celebrating the Jerry’s magical 13-night run on Broadway. On Broadway: Act One – October 28th, 1987 presents three previously unreleased complete sets: matinee and evening acoustic sets from the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band plus the evening electric set from the Jerry Garcia Band. On Broadway: Act One is currently available for pre-order on JerryGarcia.com in advance of its release on June 23rd.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, a historic venue whose stage the Grateful Dead played 18 times in 1970 and 1971 alone. In celebration of the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary, The Capitol Theatre will simulcast Fare Thee Well on July 3, July 4, and July 5 on big screens and in concert sound. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1395

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Week of June 15, 2015

Part 1 32:20
Grateful Dead 3/1/70 Family Dog on the Great Highway, San Francisco CA
DIRE WOLF
GOOD LOVIN’->
CUMBERLAND BLUES
KING BEE

Part 2 23:35
Grateful Dead, Anthem of the Sun
ALLIGATOR->
CAUTION (DO NOT STOP ON TRACKS)

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Netflix, presenting The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir, a revelatory look at Bob Weir and the Grateful Dead, chronicling Weir’s wild ride from founding member of the band to rock icon status, and his friendship with Jerry Garcia. The film includes rare archival concert and behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with fellow band members, relatives and Weir himself. The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir is now streaming on Netflix.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. A thriving music community, The Capitol Theatre hosts premium live music, entertainment, comedy, and nightlife. Phish bassist Mike Gordon will perform with his band at The Cap on Saturday, June 27. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1394

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Week of June 8, 2015

Part 1 38:17
Grateful Dead 3/1/70 Family Dog on the Great Highway, San Francisco CA
THAT’S IT FOR THE OTHER ONE->
BLACK PETER
BEAT IT ON DOWN THE LINE

Part 2 17:08
Jerry Garcia Band, On Broadway: Act One
DIAMOND JOE
KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR

From jerrygarcia.com: ‘The first installment in a new archival series celebrating Jerry’s magical 13 night run on Broadway. On Broadway: Act One presents three complete, previously unreleased sets from October 28th, 1987 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in NYC — the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band‘s early & late sets and the Jerry Garcia Band’s electric evening set. The release was produced from two-track soundboard recordings originally captured to digital audio tape and features a liner note essay by author, historian and Grateful Dead publicist, Dennis McNally. Highlights are many, but include the Acoustic Band’s “I Ain’t Never,” “Blue Yodel #9,” and “Short Life of Trouble” in addition to the electric band’s “Gomorrah,” “Evangeline,” and “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.”

‘Digital Downloads Available As 256kbps MP3s, 16bit, 44.1 khz FLACs or 24bit, 88.2 khz FLACs.’

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Netflix, presenting The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir, a revelatory look at Bob Weir and the Grateful Dead, chronicling Weir’s own wild ride from founding member of the band to rock icon status, and his friendship with Jerry Garcia. Including rare archival concert and behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with fellow band members, relatives and Weir himself, The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir is now streaming on Netflix.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.​ Blazing fast acoustic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela hit the stage on Friday, June 19. The following night, The Fab Faux will play The Beatles’ “Rubber Soul” and psychedelic era hits on June 20. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Matt Rae, announcing his new album Twangin’ the Dead, a guitar-focused instrumental tribute to Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. Twangin’ the Dead is available on iTunes and from mattrae.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1393

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Week of June 1, 2015

Part 1 29:50
Interview: David Browne
Grateful Dead 5/3/77 Palladium, New York City
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED
Interview: David Browne
Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band, See Reverse Side for Title
VIOLA LEE
Matt Rae, Twangin’ the Dead
TRUCKIN’

Part 2 26:00
Grateful Dead 3/1/70 Family Dog on the Great Highway, San Francisco CA
BIG BOY PETE
MORNING DEW
HARD TO HANDLE
ME AND MY UNCLE

The Jim Kweskin Jug Band was an important early influence on the guys who became the Grateful Dead. Here’s an excerpt from my book This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead, which will be published on November 10:

BOB MATTHEWS: Bob Weir and I were really into the jug bands. We liked Gus Cannon [of Cannon’s Jug Stompers, a black, Memphis-based jug band in the late twenties] and Jim Kweskin. The Jim Kweskin Jug Band was playing at the Cabale [in Berkeley]. You had to be at least eighteen, if not twenty-one, to get in. We snuck in, and we were up in the front row. Geoff Muldaur had an incredible voice, and we were really digging on the band. And then this cute, Daisy Mae–looking creature, whose name was Maria D’Amato, came out and sang “I’m a Woman.” Most of the males in the building were drooling. She was a gorgeous girl. She became Maria Muldaur, of course. The next day, Bob and I cut class and hitchhiked into Palo Alto to Dana Morgan Music, where Jerry was teaching banjo. As we walked into his little cement cubicle, he was playing banjo—noodling, as he always did. I think I said, “We went to see the Kweskin Jug Band last night, and we’re starting a jug band.” Jerry looked up, didn’t drop a beat, and said, “Good. I’m in it. I know a great harp player, this guy named Pigpen.”

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Netflix, presenting The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir, a revelatory look at Bob Weir and the Grateful Dead, chronicling Weir’s own wild ride from founding member of the band to rock icon status, and his friendship with Jerry Garcia. Including rare archival concert and behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with fellow band members, relatives and Weir himself, “The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir” is now streaming on Netflix.

Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Grateful Dead tribute Stella Blues Band will honor Wetlands Wednesday night traditions by recreating the Grateful Dead’s spirit each Wednesdays in June. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Matt Rae, announcing his new album Twangin’ the Dead, a guitar-focused instrumental tribute to Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. Twanging’ the Dead is available on iTunes and from mattrae.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1392

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Week of May 25, 2015

Part 1 27:32
Interview: David Browne
Grateful Dead 5/12/74 Reno NV
US BLUES
Interview: David Browne
Grateful Dead, Blues for Allah (2004 remaster)
GROOVE #1

Part 2 28:36
Interview: David Browne
Grateful Dead, In the Dark
TOUCH OF GREY
Talk
The Grateful Dead
THE GOLDEN ROAD (TO UNLIMITED DEVOTION)
VIOLA LEE BLUES

David Browne’s new book is So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.​ Vermont jamband veterans Strangefolk will play a three-night stand on June 4, 5, and 6. Music lovers can enjoy a variety of live music at Garcia’s several nights a week. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1391

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Week of May 18, 2015

Part 1 29:32
VooDoo Dead 5/3/13 New Orleans
THE OTHER ONE

Part 2 26:33
VooDoo Dead 5/3/13 New Orleans
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
HEY POCKY WAY

Grateful Dead, Birth of the Dead
CONFUSION’S PRINCE (THE MINDBENDER)
THE ONLY TIME IS NOW

VooDoo Dead:
Bill Kreutzmann, drums
Keller Williams, guitar and vocals
Jeff Chimenti, keyboards
Steve Kimock, guitar
Dave Schools, bass

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York.? On May 29 and May 30, Dark Star Orchestra will loyally recreate Grateful Dead’s music at The Cap?. Following DSO on May 29, Sailin’ Shoes will honor Little Feat’s legacy and on May 30, Cats Under The Stars will perform the music of Jerry Garcia Band. With the aim to bring fans the best in live music and entertainment, events are held almost every night of the week. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1389

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Week of May 4, 2015

Part 1 26:07
Grateful Dead 3/22/72 Academy of Music, New York City
ME AND MY UNCLE
SUGAREE
CHINATOWN SHUFFLE
PLAYING IN THE BAND

Part 2 29:23
Grateful Dead 3/22/72 Academy of Music, New York City
IT HURTS ME TOO
BROWN EYED WOMEN
EL PASO
BROKEDOWN PALACE

Dave Van Ronk, Folksinger
SAMSON AND DELILAH

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

St. Martin’s Press, presenting the autobiography of Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead – an account of playing in the original jam band for thirty years. Deal is available now in stores and online.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. A thriving music community, The Capitol Theatre hosts premium live music, entertainment, comedy, and nightlife. Dark Star Orchestra will play a two-night stand on May 29 and May 30. On May 30, DSO, along with saxophonist Kenny Brooks, formerly of RatDog, will recreate Grateful Dead’s iconic March 29, 1990 show featuring Branford Marsalis. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Da Capo Press,  presenting the new book, So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead – a riveting narrative history of the Dead by the acclaimed author of Fire and Rain and contributing editor to Rolling Stone, David Browne. So Many Roads is available wherever books and ebooks are sold.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1388

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Week of April 27, 2015

Part 1 27:16
Grateful Dead March 22, 1972 Academy of Music, New York NY
ME AND BOBBY McGEE
LOSER
BIG BOSS MAN
JACK STRAW

Part 2 28:38
Jerry Lawson, Just a Mortal Man
WOMAN IN WHITE
Might as Well: The Persuasions Sing Grateful Dead
MIGHT AS WELL
Talk
Grateful Dead March 22, 1972 Academy of Music, New York NY
BIG RAILROAD BLUES
LOOKS LIKE RAIN
CASEY JONES

“Woman in White” is a new song written by Robert Hunter of the Grateful Dead in collaboration with Jerry Lawson, the former lead singer of The Persuasions. Jerry just put out his first solo record; it’s called Just a Mortal Man, and it’s on Red Beet Records out of Nashville. Jerry got a little vocal help from Jim Lauderdale on this track – and of course Lauderdale is Hunter’s principal songwriting partner these days. Small world, ain’t it!

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Dark Star Jubilee Music Festival, May 22 to 24 at Legend Valley in Thornville Ohio. Three nights of Dark Star Orchestra plus Los Lobos, Railroad Earth, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Keller & The Keels, Peter Rowan Twang n Groove, Steep Canyon Rangers, Melvin Seals & JGB, Jeff Austin Band, Moonalice, and many more. Advanced tickets include all music & camping. More information at www.DarkStarJubilee.com

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. The Baseball Project, featuring members of R.E.M., will play baseball themed rock’n’roll at Garcia’s on Thursday, May 7. On May 29 and 30, Dark Star Orchestra will loyally recreate Grateful Dead’s music at The Cap. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

GD Hour returns to Chicago

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Starting Monday, May 4, WDCB Chicago/Glen Ellyn IL will air the Grateful Dead Hour Mondays at 11pm Central time at 90.9 on your FM dial! Streaming live at WDCB.org

The complete Grateful Dead Hour station list is here.